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James Cameron, director of "Avatar," is featured in a series of public service announcements that describe the many contributions of NASA's Earth science program to environmental awareness and exploration of our home planet. "A Steady Eye on Home" is one of three public service announcements featuring "Avatar" film imagery and computer animations and data from NASA's fleet of Earth-observing satellites. NASA has 14 science satellites in orbit making cutting-edge...
Topic: What -- Earth
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NASA and the nation reaches out farther into space than ever before, creating new jobs right here on Earth, and inspiring a new generation of scientists, engineers and explorers.
Topic: What -- Earth
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James Cameron, director of "Avatar," describes many contributions of NASA's Earth science program has made to environmental awareness and exploration of our home planet. "Part of the Global Network" is one of three public service announcements featuring "Avatar" film imagery and computer animations and data from NASA's fleet of Earth-observing satellites. NASA has 14 science satellites in orbit making cutting-edge global observations of the entire global system...
Topic: What -- Earth
James Cameron, director of "Avatar," talks about many of the contributions that NASA's Earth science program has made in regards to environmental awareness and exploration of our home planet. "A Planet in Peril" is one of three public service announcements featuring "Avatar" film imagery and computer animations and data from NASA's fleet of Earth-observing satellites. NASA has 14 science satellites in orbit making cutting-edge global observations of the entire...
Topic: What -- Earth
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Imagery rarely seen by the public that highlights three space shuttle launches is set to music in this special video produced by NASA engineers at the Glenn Research Center.
This video from the Glenn Research Center highlights in stunning, behind-the-scenes imagery the launches of three space shuttle missions: STS-114, STS-117, and STS-124. NASA engineers provide commentary as footage from the ground and from the orbiters themselves document in detail the first phase of a mission.
Topics: What -- STS-117, What -- STS-114
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Karol J. "Bo" Bobko became a NASA astronaut in September 1969. He served as pilot during the first voyage of shuttle Challenger aboard STS-6 in April 1983 and as commander during the maiden flight of shuttle Atlantis aboard STS-51J in October 1985.
Topics: What -- STS-6, What -- Challenger, What -- STS-51J
Panel: "Inspiration/Education: Building idea factories for the future" Michael Lach, U.S. Dept. of Education; Leland Melvin, NASA Associate Administrator for Education; Mohammed Eltayeb, Frostburg University Physics and Engineering Dept. Chair; Mary Bowden, University of Maryland Assoc. Director of Graduate Studies; and Susan Bardenhagen, Classroom Educator, Fairfax County Public Schools.
Topic: Where -- Maryland
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William Shatner, the actor who played Captain James T. Kirk on the original Star Trek television series, provided a special message to the crew of space shuttle Discovery during the 3:23 a.m. EST wakeup call on Mon., Mar. 7. As Alexander Courage's "Star Trek" theme song played underneath, Shatner replaced the original television introduction with, "Space, the final frontier. These have been the voyages of the Space Shuttle Discovery. Her 30 year mission: To seek out new science....
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William Shatner, the actor who played Captain James T. Kirk on the original Star Trek television series, provided a special message to the crew of space shuttle Discovery during the 3:23 a.m. EST wakeup call on Mon., Mar. 7. As Alexander Courage's "Star Trek" theme song played underneath, Shatner replaced the original television introduction with, "Space, the final frontier. These have been the voyages of the Space Shuttle Discovery. Her 30 year mission: To seek out new science....
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Highlights of Flight Day 13 include work on a carbon dioxide removal system aboard the ISS.
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Juno, an upcoming NASA mission to unlock the cloud-hidden mysteries of Jupiter, is spotlighted in this parody of a "coming attraction" trailer created by NASA Television. The video was produced for a NASA movie-themed exhibit at an international conference. Set to launch in August 2011, Juno is scheduled to arrive at Jupiter in July 2016. To learn more about this mission, visit www.nasa.gov/juno
Topic: Where -- Jupiter
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The opening of the hatch on the Russian Mini Research Module-1, Rassvet ("dawn") highlights the STS-132 crew's seventh day in space. Rassvet is now attached to the International Space Station's Zarya module, where it will help station crew members conduct science research in microgravity. Also, cargo was transferred from space shuttle Atlantis' middeck to the space station.
Topic: What -- Dawn
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The installation of the Russian Mini Research Module-1, Rassvet, meaning "dawn," to the nadir port of the International Space Station's Zarya module is among the highlights of STS-132's fifth day of spaceflight.
Topic: What -- Dawn
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The first orbital spaceflight by an American, John Glenn, on Feb. 20, 1962, is highlighted in a new, NASA Television documentary premiering this Thursday at 8 p.m. EST.
Topic: Where -- Mercury
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NASA's Glory spacecraft will improve our understanding of how the sun and airborne particles called aerosols (black carbons among them), affect Earth's climate. Set to launch this November, the mission is one of six highlighted in parodies of "coming attraction" trailers produced by NASA Television for a movie-themed exhibit at an international conference. To learn more about this mission, visit www.nasa.gov/glory
Topic: What -- Sun
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NASA employees developed innovative way to clean soil and water contamination.
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/ezvi_technology.html
At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, members of the Final Inspection Team, also known as the "Ice Team," performs a walkdown of Kennedy's Launch Pad 39A during space shuttle Atlantis' STS-132 launch countdown on May 14. The six-member team walks on every level of the pad's fixed service structure, inspecting the shuttle, external fuel tank, solid rocket boosters, pad structure and ground equipment for signs of ice buildup, debris or anything else that might be amiss prior to...
Topic: Where -- Florida
Comedian Daniel Lawrence Whitney, a.k.a. "Larry the Cable Guy," suggests that those not already tuned to NASA Television should alter their viewing habits. This testimonial is one in a series of three station IDs videotaped by Whitney on a recent visit to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
In this second of three station IDs, comedian Daniel Lawrence Whitney, a.k.a. "Larry the Cable Guy," implores viewers to watch NASA Television.
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A team of four NASA experts journeyed to Chile to assist the Chilean government on everything from what the trapped miners should eat and drink to how they could best adapt to their cramped, prolonged confinement. Also, six the crew members of the next space shuttle mission, STS-133, dress rehearsed their launch at the Kennedy Space Center. Plus, Dryden gets the NAC, LCROSS breaks through with Popular Mechanics, and NASA "airs it out" in Albuquerque.
Topics: What -- AIRS, Where -- Chile
The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has been photographed beside a 100-meter-diameter Martian crater by the high-resolution camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Opportunity will explore the Santa Maria crater over the next several weeks. January serves as an important milestone for Opportunity and its twin, Spirit: This month, both rovers are celebrating their seventh anniversaries on Mars.
Topics: What -- Crater, What -- Opportunity, What -- Spirit, What -- MRO, Where -- Mars
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The launch of space shuttle Endeavour on STS-134 tops the video highlights of Flight Day 1; Endeavour's crew commanded by Mark Kelly will spend 16 days on its visit to the International Space Station.
Topic: What -- Space Shuttle Endeavour
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An unpiloted Russian resupply ship, the ISS Progress 41, docked to the Pirs Docking Compartment on the Russian segment of the International Space Station Jan. 29, 2011, two days after being launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Progress is loaded with three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the six crew members living and working on the orbital laboratory. It arrived just two days after a Japanese cargo ship delivered more than four tons of supplies to the complex to cap...
Topics: Where -- Kazakhstan, What -- Progress 41
Panel: "Science and Discovery: Pushing the limits of knowledge to inspire a new generation" Michelle Thaller, Goddard Space Flight Center Astrophysicist; Waleed Abdalati, NASA Chief Scientist; David Pierce, Wallops Balloon Program; Matt Mountain, Space Telescope Science Institute Director; Antonio Busalacchi, University of Maryland Professor; and David Novak, NOAA Hydrometeorological Prediction Center.
Topic: Where -- Maryland
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Expedition 23 Commander Oleg Kotov, and Flight Engineers Mikhail Kornienko, Alexander Skvortsov, NASA astronauts Tracy Caldwell Dyson and T.J. Creamer, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi warmly greeted the STS-132 crew to the International Space Station following space shuttle Atlantis docking Sunday morning. Commander Ken Ham, Pilot Tony Antonelli and Mission Specialists Garrett Reisman, Steve Bowen, Mike Good and Piers Sellers are scheduled to spend a week...
Topics: Where -- Japan, Who -- Piers Sellers, Who -- Garrett Reisman, Who -- Soichi Noguchi, Who -- Oleg...
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NASA and the European Space Agency have announced three new joint science missions to Mars, including one that will return to Earth with a sample taken from the Martian surface. "Road to the Red Planet" notes these missions in movie-trailer parody produced by NASA Television for a themed exhibit at an international conference. To learn more about the NASA/ESA Mars missions, visit www.nasa.gov/mars
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Mars
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Actress June Lockhart, who played Dr. Maureen Robinson on TV's "Lost in Space," urges our next generation of explorers to study, and consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Joining Lockhart is NASA's Robonaut, scheduled to soon become a permanent resident of the International Space Station.
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Robonaut 2 will become the first humanoid robot in space when it arrives at the International Space Station aboard shuttle Discovery on STS-133. This video spotlighting R2 is one in a series of six movie-trailer parodies produced by NASA Television for a themed exhibit at an international conference. To learn more about Robonaut 2's primary job of teaching engineers how dexterous robots behave in space, and how Robonaut 2 may one day venture outside the station to help spacewalkers, visit...
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Flight Day 6 was kick-started for the STS-135 astronauts with a special wake-up message from Elton John and one of the legendary performer's greatest hits. "Rocket Man" debuted around the time of the Apollo 16 mission, which sent men to the moon for the fifth time. The 4-½ minute song, which describes a long-term space bound astronaut's mixed feelings at leaving his family to do his job, has been played to awaken four shuttle crews aboard Discovery and Atlantis. "Rocket...
Topics: What -- Apollo 16, What -- Moon
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The song and a message from Elton John started a busy day of trash transfers from the ISS to Atlantis.
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The research and development by NASA Aeronautics of next generation "green" technologies and systems are highlighted in this parody of a "coming attraction" trailer produced by NASA Television. The video is one of six pseudo-trailers created for a NASA movie-themed exhibit at an international conference. To learn more about NASA's efforts to reduce aviation noise, emissions, fuel burn and flight delays, visit www.aeronautics.nasa.gov
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High-definition video captured with their hand-held camera documents the workings of the six STS-132 crew members as they continue their 12-day mission to the International Space Station. Commander Ken Ham, Pilot Tony Antonelli and Mission Specialists Garrett Reisman, Steve Bowen, Mike Good and Piers Sellers are slated to begin their journey home on Sunday after spending a week at the ISS. Space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to return to Earth on Wednesday, May 26.
Topics: What -- Earth, Who -- Piers Sellers, Who -- Garrett Reisman
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In this episode of NASA Behind the Scenes, take a look at what's needed to roll a space shuttle out of the Vehicle Assembly Building and out to the launch pad. Astronaut Mike Massimino talks to some of the people involved in the transport of the shuttle, including the ones who actually drive the huge crawler transporter.
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The Montreal, Quebec, native says knowing that his father went to high school with William Shatner, portrayer of "Captain Kirk," played a role in choosing his career path.
Topic: Where -- Montreal
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More than 250 students joined with astronaut Leland Melvin and Administrator Charles Bolden at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to help kickoff NASA's Summer of Innovation. The education initiative will use the excitement and inspiration of NASA missions to engage thousands of middle school students and teachers nationwide in stimulating math- and science-based programs during the summer months, a time when learning skills often decline.
Topic: Who -- Charles Bolden
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The winning entry of NASA's Wake-Up Song Contest gets the STS-134 astronauts started on the 17th and final scheduled day of flight. The song was written and performed by the group, Stormy Mondays.
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STS-134 Pilot Greg Johnson and Mission Specialist Greg Chamitoff answer questions about their current journey in space mission for reporters from three northern California broadcast stations.
Topic: Where -- California
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Members of the shuttle Atlantis crew provide their "take" of the day's events in space in HD video captured aboard the orbiter and the International Space Station, where they are guests of the Expedition 23 crew. Commander Ken Ham, Pilot Tony Antonelli and Mission Specialists Garrett Reisman, Steve Bowen, Mike Good and Piers Sellers are spending a week aboard the orbiting complex.
Topics: Who -- Piers Sellers, Who -- Garrett Reisman
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STS-132 Tweetup participants share their impressions of the launch of space shuttle Atlantis on May 14 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla. The 150 Tweeps, or people who use the Twitter networking service, were invited by NASA to view Atlantis' liftoff and share their unique experiences with their followers of the social medium. "Tweeps" randomly selected from more than 1,000 online registrants attended from more than 30 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Netherlands,...
Topics: Where -- Germany, Where -- New Zealand, Where -- Netherlands, What -- Columbia, Where -- Puerto Rico
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SpaceX has completed a "Wet Dress Rehearsal" on its Falcon 9 rocket for NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) demonstration flight to the International Space Station on Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The rocket was hoisted into position on the launch pad on Feb 29, and the test began in the morning of March 1 with loading of propellants aboard the launch vehicle. A complete set of tests also was performed. The exercise was...
Topics: NASA, SpaceX, Test, Wet
Source: http://youtu.be/CwiUhxL4TwM
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Expedition 25 Commander Doug "Wheels" Wheelock was joined by Expedition 23/24 Flight Engineer Tracy Caldwell-Dyson for a special post-flight presentation to employees at NASA Headquarters on Mar. 16. Each spent more than five months aboard the International Space Station.
Topic: Where -- NASA Headquarters
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The International Space Station continues an uninterrupted human presence in space as a test-bed for future exploration beyond low-Earth orbit and the only science lab in microgravity. This music video featuring the space station and its crews is set to the song "World" by recording artists Five for Fighting.
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In 2015, NASA will be recognizing 50 years of spacewalking, or Extravehicular Activity (EVA).  Throughout the year, NASA will be celebrating accomplishments such as these with a look towards the future.  Spacewalking enhances our exploration capabilities and enables humans to go deeper into the solar system in part by suiting up. Two important dates to remember are March 18, the anniversary of the first spacewalk by Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, who left his Voskhod-2 vehicle for a...
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*Description*:> Dr. Beckwith says that NVO is necessary to enable astronomers to examine and use the vast amounts of observational data currently overwhelming them. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/259/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/36/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/37/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-2001-35c
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/35/video/c/
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by *Animation Credit:* Greg Bacon and James Gitlin (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept The National Virtual Observatory: The National Virtual Observatory (NVO) will unite astronomical databases of many earthbound and orbital observatories, taking advantage of the latest computer technology and data storage and analysis techniques. The goal is to maximize the potential for new scientific discoveries and insights from the data by making them available in an accessible, seamlessly unified form to professional researchers, amateur astronomers, and...
Topics: What -- Discovery, What -- Beam, Where -- M87
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/35/video/a/
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*Description*:> Dr. Beckwith says that NVO will open up astronomical data to scientists in the same way that the Internet has opened up information to consumers-by making it easier to transfer data from one computer to another. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/259/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/36/ ] Previous release [...
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*Description*:> Dr. Beckwith says that NVO will help scientists use data from other astronomical disciplines, overcoming the current need to be a data or wavelength expert in order to use a given set of data. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/259/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/36/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/37/ ]...
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*Description*:> Dr. Szalay explains how NVO will help mankind navigate and understand the sky. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/259/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/36/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/37/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-2001-35f
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*Description*:> Dr. Szalay, who has been named Project Director for the National Virtual Observatory, explains that the NVO has recently overcome a major hurdle to realization-it has received a $10 million grant of seed money from the National Science Foundation. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/259/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/36/ ] Previous release [...
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Astronaut Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger discusses her first flight on space shuttle Discovery.
Topic: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mp4/505251main_ksc_121010_itow_dottie_pod.mp4
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About 50 years ago TV animators created a vision of life almost 50 years from now. They predicted in 2062 people would be flying to work and using robots for housework. How close are we to that fictional world of the Jetsons and what are the possibilities -- at least for aviation and related fields? Futurists, visionaries, entrepreneurs and technologists explored those questions at "Aviation Unleashed," a three-day forum sponsored by NASA's Langley Research Center and National...
Topics: Aviation, Unleashed, Aeronautics, Future, NASA, Langley
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Along the south shore of Bermuda, waves break continuously along algal/vermetid reefs (composed of algae and molluscs, not coral), forming www.coexploration.org/bbsr/coral/html/body_reef_formation.htm ''boilers.'' Boilers are named because the continuous breaking of waves makes it look as if the sea is boiling. This photograph taken from the International Space Station shows the eastern half of the main islands of Bermuda. Land use is about 6 percent cropland, 55 percent developed and 34...
Topics: What -- International Space Station (ISS), Where -- Bermuda
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=1801
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This prominent circular feature in the Sahara Desert of Mauritania has attracted attention since the earliest space missions because it forms a conspicuous bull's-eye in the otherwise rather featureless expanse of the Gres de Chinguetti Plateau in central Mauritania, northwest Africa. Described by some as looking like an outsized ammonite in the desert, the structure (which has a diameter of almost 50 kilometers (30 miles)) has become a landmark for space shuttle crews. Initially interpreted as...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Terra, Where -- Mauritania, Where -- Goddard Space Flight...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=9262
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This panorama taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity includes an outcrop informally called ''Cambridge Bay.'' Opportunity examined this outcrop in August 2010. The outcrop includes an apparent contact between two bedrock units which have different textures and perhaps compositions. A stereo view of this image combines exposures from the left eye and the right eye of the navigation camera to provide a three-dimensional effect when viewed through red-blue glasses with the red lens on...
Topics: What -- Mars Exploration Rover (MER), What -- Opportunity, What -- STEREO, What -- Navigation...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/480423main_pia13372-full_full.jpg
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by NASA -- NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data provided by Peter Colarco, hyperion.gsfc.nasa.gov/Public/index.html Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Science Team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
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Carbon dioxide isn't the only carbon-containing chemical that interests atmospheric and climate scientists. Every day, factories, vehicles, coal-burning power plants, and natural and agricultural fires churn out a steady stream of tiny, carbon-containing particles that also play a role in air quality and climate. Soot (black carbon) absorbs incoming sunlight, and can warm the climate, while other organic carbon particles can reflect incoming light. This as scientists call it, is also a type of...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Aqua, What -- Opportunity, Where -- China, Where -- United States of...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=7023
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by NASA -- Image courtesy P. Timon McPhearson, American Museum of Natural History, based on data from http://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Landsat 7
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About 375 million years ago, Canada's Ellesmere Island looked very different. It enjoyed a subtropical climate on a massive continent, with big www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/plants/pterophyta/pteridopsida.html ferns and giant www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/plants/sphenophyta/sphenophyta.html horsetails . Not only did the landscape look different, so did the animals. Rummaging around in the shallow waters, occasionally poking their heads up for gulps of air, some fish sported legs. Finding evidence of these odd...
Topics: What -- Polar BEAR, What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Chicago
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=6443
A legacy of smoke and fire is celebrated in the May episode of "Focus on Marshall." The "Focus on Marshall" team traveled to Promontory, Utah, for the final ground test of a space shuttle solid rocket motor in February. The test was conducted to ensure the safe fly-out of the remaining space shuttle missions. A total of 43 design objectives were measured through 258 instrument channels during the two-minute static firing. Hear from Marshall Center managers as they reflect on...
Topics: Where -- Utah, motor test, space shuttle, promontory, utah, nasa, focus on marshall
Source: http://youtu.be/BiJdPICuUGg
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by NASA -- NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data provided courtesy of NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov ASTER Science Team
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In the 1950s, oil exploration in Libya turned up another valuable resource: water. Huge aquifers, underground deposits of sand and rock that also contain water, lurked underneath the scorching sands. Libyans weighed the costs of bringing water up from the aquifers against transporting water from Europe and desalination of salt water, and chose the aquifers as the most cost-effective option. The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov (ASTER) on NASA...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What -- ASTER, What --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=6454
NASA Images
by NASA -- Astronaut photograph eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS008&roll=E&frame=19646 ISS008-E-19646 was taken March 7, 2004, with a Kodak DCS760 digital camera equipped with an 50-mm lens, and is provided by the Earth Observations Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. The spaceflight.nasa.gov/ International Space Station Program supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC eol.jsc.nasa.gov/ Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.
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Until this past week only two tropical cyclones had ever been noted in the South Atlantic Basin, and no hurricanes. However, late last week, a circulation center well off the coast of southern Brazil developed tropical cyclone characteristics and continued to intensify as it moved westward. The system developed an eye and apparently reached hurricane strength on Friday, March 26, before eventually making landfall late on Saturday, March 27, 2004. The crew of the International Space Station was...
Topics: What -- International Space Station (ISS), Where -- Brazil
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=4369
NASA Images
by NASA -- Caption & Image Courtesy Luca Pietranera, www.telespazio.it/ Telespazio, Rome, Italy, based on data from the modarch.gsfc.nasa.gov/ MODIS Science Team
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500 meter resolution images: /images/imagerecords/1000/1706/modis_aral_20000609.jpg June 9, 2000 /images/imagerecords/1000/1706/modis_aral_20010603.jpg June 3, 2001 The images above, collected by the modarch.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flying aboard NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite, show how the Aral Sea has changed over the last year (from June 9, 2000, to June 3, 2001). The yellow line superimposed on the scenes reveals the full extent of the...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Aral Sea, Where -- Kazakhstan, Where -- Uzbekistan
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=1706
NASA Images
by NASA/Kennedy Space Center
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NASA is a step closer to the first test flight of the rocket that will send humans on their way to the moon as part of the agency's Constellation Program. The simulated crew module and launch abort system, whcih will complete the nose of the Ares 1-X rocket, arrive at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., Jan. 28. The flight will be an important step towards verifying analysis tools and techniques needed to develop Ares 1, NASA's new crew launch vehicle.
Topics: What -- Moon, What -- Constellation, What -- Ares Launch Vehicles, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...
Plus, open house, crew visit, command performance, loss in space, and Tour de Ames.
NASA Images
by NASA -- Image provided by the edc.usgs.gov/ USGS EROS Data Center Satellite Systems Branch. This image is part of the ongoing Landsat edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/l7dhf/ias_folder/images/artscene/artscene.html Earth as Art series.
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On the edge of the Kalahari Desert in Namibia, sand dunes are encroaching onto once-fertile lands in the north. Healthy vegetation appears red in this image; in the center, notice the lone red dot. It is the result of a center-pivot irrigation system, evidence that at least one optimistic farmer continues to work the fields despite the approaching sand. This image was acquired by landsat7.usgs.gov/ Landsat 7's Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) sensor on August 14, 2000. This is a false-color...
Topics: What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Namibia
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=2895
WISE Multimedia Gallery
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This artist's conception illustrates what a "Y dwarf" might look like. Y dwarfs are the coldest star-like bodies known, with temperatures that can be even cooler than the human body. NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer uncovered these elusive objects for the first time, using its heat-sensing, infrared vision. The telescope found six Y dwarfs, ranging in atmospheric temperatures from 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) to less than about 80 degrees Fahrenheit (25...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/WISE/multimedia/pia14720.html
NASA Headquarters Flickr Stream
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Alan Eustace, Senior VP of Engineering and Research, Google, Inc., speaks during a press conference, Monday, July 20, 2009, announcing the launch of Moon in Google Earth, an immersive 3D atlas of the Moon, accessible within Google Earth 5.0, Monday, July 20, 2009, at the Newseum in Washington. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
Topics: Alan Eustace, Google Moon, Google, Press Conference, Newseum, Washington DC, NASA, Bill Ingalls,...
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Tiffany Montague, Technical Program Manager for NASA and Google Lunar X PRIZE, Google, Inc., speaks during a press conference, Monday, July 20, 2009, announcing the launch of Moon in Google Earth, an immersive 3D atlas of the Moon, accessible within Google Earth 5.0, Monday, July 20, 2009, at the Newseum in Washington. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
Topics: Tiffany Montague, Google Moon, Google, Press Conference, Newseum, Washington DC, NASA, Bill...
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NASA Deputy Admininstrator Lori Garver speaks during a press conference, Monday, July 20, 2009, announcing the launch of Moon in Google Earth, an immersive 3D atlas of the Moon, accessible within Google Earth 5.0, Monday, July 20, 2009, at the Newseum in Washington. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
Topics: Lori Garver, Deputy Administrator, Google Moon, Google, Press Conference, Newseum, Washington DC,...
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NASA Headquarters Flickr Stream
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Brian McLendon, VP of Engineering, Google, Inc., speaks during a press conference, Monday, July 20, 2009, announcing the launch of Moon in Google Earth, an immersive 3D atlas of the Moon, accessible within Google Earth 5.0, Monday, July 20, 2009, at the Newseum in Washington. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
Topics: Brian McLendon, Google Moon, Google, Press Conference, Newseum, Washington DC, NASA, Bill Ingalls,...
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NASA Headquarters Flickr Stream
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Andrew Chaikin, author of "A Man on the Moon" speaks during a press conference, Monday, July 20, 2009, announcing the launch of Moon in Google Earth, an immersive 3D atlas of the Moon, accessible within Google Earth 5.0, Monday, July 20, 2009, at the Newseum in Washington. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
Topics: Andrew Chaikin, Author, Google Moon, Google, Press Conference, Newseum, Washington DC, NASA, Bill...
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/3815058002/
NASA Headquarters Flickr Stream
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Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, speaks during a press conference, Monday, July 20, 2009, announcing the launch of Moon in Google Earth, an immersive 3D atlas of the Moon, accessible within Google Earth 5.0, Monday, July 20, 2009, at the Newseum in Washington. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
Topics: Buzz Aldrin, Google Moon, Google, Press Conference, Newseum, Washington DC, NASA, Bill Ingalls,...
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